Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Electricity is finally fixed

It took forever, but everything is finally fixed in the bus.  Well not everything.  All outlets are now working.  Now that there is power to all outlets we found out that the tv in the bedroom didn't survive.  The red light showing it's getting power is all it will do.  Looks like we will be shopping for a  tv for the bedroom.  The direct tv didn't survive either.  The tv in the living room is fine.  So is the surround sound.  The winguard that controls the dish on roof is working but the HD-DVR isn't.  Guess it's time to contact direct tv.  The lightening took out our inverter, one breaker, two gfci outlets and two regular outlets.  The surge proctector we have is fine.  When I asked why didn't the surge protector keep this from happening, this is what he told me.  The electricity was going off and on because of the storm.  The SP cycles on with the electricity but it takes a second or two when it first comes on.  With the storm shutting power on and off and then lighening striking right behind us. It was just a perfect storm.  There were about 6 units that took a big hit besides ours.  A brand new Entegra had to go back to factory to be repaired,  another motorhome had $37,000 roof leak!  Insurance wouldn't repair just the front two panels, they wanted the entire ceiling replaced.  I don't know if owner is going to do entire ceiling (but if he doesn't insurance won't fix it again).  Another unit had all the wires melted in it.  Insurance wanted to total it.  It was a 2007.  Owner didn't want it totaled.  I don't know what they decided.  It has been a mess to deal with for everyone.  This was my first experience with a hurricane.  I don't think I like them!
On a good note, sheetrock should go up in the house this week.  They have to inspect all electric and water before walls go up.  This should all be done by thursday.  Hopefully, friday the walls go up!
Later

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Lightening got us, worse than we thought

When we returned to the motorhome, everything looked fine but unfortunately, lightening struck right behind our unit.  We have a large built-in surge protector but apparently it didn't save everything.  We have electricity on side of the bus and not the other.  What I thought would be a simple fix, is still causing us headaches.  The inverter was toast.  We had that replaced.  Still same problems.  They replaced a couple of breakers.  Still same problems.  He found a dead plug behind the refrigerator.  It has been running on LP.  He changed that out.  It's still running on LP and same dead plugs on left side of bus.  One of the GFCI plugs was blown.  That was replaced.  Still same....  We found two more dead plugs up front.  One was the TV and the other was satellite. Both work when plugged in elsewhere thank goodness.  By the time we get this thing fixed, we should have all new electrical.  My washer/dryer works but only the washer.  Dryer isn't drying clothes.  Now what!  We weren't the only ones to have electrical problems.  Several had inverters blown and a/c's messed up.  One brand new Entegra was told by Entegra to head back to plant.  Theirs could only be repaired at manufacturing plant.  A Winnebago Tour had a leak in the roof and insurance paid them $37,000 to replace entire ceiling inside.  I guess things could be worse for us.  We have lights, AC and the fridge is working fine on LP (it's brand new).
Hoping tomorrow they can finally get this all fixed.
Later